Quick Hits: Feliz, General Managers, Mariners

The Mariners announced (on Twitter) that long-time vice president of international operations Bob Engle informed the team that he will not sign a new contract when his deal is up on October 31st. Players like Felix Hernandez, Shin-Soo Choo, Michael Pineda, and Asdrubal Cabrera were signed under Engle's watch. Here is the latest from around the league…

  • Rangers GM Jon Daniels told reporters (including Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports) that the team may bring Neftali Feliz back as a reliever next season (Twitter link). Feliz is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, and Daniels indicated that they would get him back sooner by moving him back to the bullpen.
  • It appears as though all 30 general managers will retain their jobs this offseason, writes Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). Managers and coaches won't be so lucky, however.
  • The Mariners fired scout Patrick Guerrero, reports Baseball America's Ben Badler. Guerrero, who was based in the Dominican Republic, was the club's Latin American coordinator and high-regarded.

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8 Comments on "Quick Hits: Feliz, General Managers, Mariners"

2 years 10 months ago

Aside from Col, Cle, Min I don’t think anyone is doing a terrible job. Some teams were in contention for awhile and were semicompetitive. Other teams such as the RS, Cubs, Astros were terrible, but are rebuilding. And then of course there is whatever that is that happened out in Oakland.

2 years 10 months ago

Yeah the Twins desperately need to develop some good pitching but they lack any really good pitching prospects. Colorado always has Cargo and Tulo that they can trade if they would want to rebuild.

2 years 10 months ago

Colorado has the 6th most runs scored out of all 30 teams. Their pitching is just so bad. I would trade Cargo, he really is a product of coors field, but should be able to net them a few really good prospects.

Tulo is a great player, but missed alot of the season with an injury, and his 2015-2019 salary is still set at 20M which really limits trading partners. Tulo will probably spend his whole career there like helton did.

Robert Berner
2 years 10 months ago

WOW… never heard of Engle but the Yanks need to sign him ASAP. They can’t develop pitchers worth anything anymore.

2 years 10 months ago

A lot of Engle’s work is under the watch of Pat Gillick. Everything Gillick touches turns to gold.

“Prior to joining the Mariners, Engle worked for
Gillick as a scouting director in Toronto, where he was involved in
drafting Roy Halladay, Chris Carpenter and Pat Hentgen, who like
Hernandez all have won a Cy Young Award”

But in regards to the Yankees not developing pitchers, that’s just impatience. They can’t seem to wait and watch their young pitchers struggle before figuring it out. Obviously that could take many seasons, but patience does sometimes pay off.

Patrick Guerro is no slouch either. His worked with his father (Epy Guerrero), Engle, and Gillick back in the 80’s. In the 90’s Patrick got a chance to join that team.

2 years 10 months ago

Yankees and Red Sox need to stop hating on each other and take notes on each other.

Sox should have learned from Joba, that you don’t toy with a reliever that’s dominating and try to make him a starter (Bard).

Yankees should learn from the Sox that patience is the best policy with players with so much talent. Not everyone can come into the league and dominate the way that Jeter, Cano and Nova did. Patience pays off more often then not when dealing with a very talented ballplayer. Sometimes you have to deal with that hole in the rotation or lineup for the long-term good of the franchise. It will be interesting to see what happens with the Yanks as they continue to age. Will they indeed go the young player route? Or will they just go out and spend again. The young talent route takes patience that we have not seen the Yankees have to this point.

2 years 10 months ago

Ownership wants to get under the 189M luxury tax. In other words, they aren’t going into free agency and spend. Hughes and Nova will either stay or get traded for other player controlled players.

2 years 10 months ago

I’m shocked the M’s would fire Guerrero?… That makes no sense! Engle’s on his way out… There’s something going on in Seattle. I’m not sure it’s for the better either.

M’s showed so much progress in 2012… Very confusing.